PCB asks fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain to leave his CPL stint halfway

PCB wants Hasnain to feature in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.

Mohammad Hasnain | Getty

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain to return to the country midway through his Caribbean Premier League (CPL) stint, ESPNcricinfo reported.

The 19-year-old speedster is playing for Trinbago Knight Riders in the Twenty20 competition.

PCB wants Hasnain to feature in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (Pakistan’s premier first-class tournament) after veteran pacer Mohammad Amir announced his retirement from red-ball cricket while Wahab Riaz took an indefinite break from the five-day format.

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Hasnain grabbed eyeballs this year for hitting speeds of 150 kph while playing for Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Subsequently, he was picked in Pakistan’s World Cup squad but didn’t get an opportunity to play a game in the quadrennial event.

Earlier, PCB had issued a no-objection certificate to the fast-bowler for the entire CPL 2019.

Hasnain represented TKR in four games, claiming six wickets at an average of 25.83. He has also delivered the quickest delivery in the tournament so far, being clocked at 155.1kph during Trinbago’s win against Jamaica Tallawahs.


By Salman Anjum - 15 Sep, 2019

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